My specialties currently lie in the realm of nature photography with particular emphasis on the wildlife of the high plains.
Dick Kettlewell has been a professional photographer for 36 years, having worked both as a photojournalist and a nature photographer while earning numerous awards in each field.
As a photojournalist he spent many years on daily newspaper staffs including the Albuquerque Journal and the Rapid City Journal during which he was primarily a sports photographer, covering sporting events from high school level to professional. He has also worked for numerous major newspapers on a contract and freelance basis, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, etc. and continues to do so.
While with the Rapid City Journal, he created and produced a regular photo column for that paper’s outdoor page entitled â€śThe Spring Creek Chroniclesâ€ť. Using the changing seasons of the year as the backdrop in a way similar to Thoreauâ€™s On Walden Pond, this column featured images and stories about the region’s wildlife and landscapes and was the recipient of many journalistic awards for both photography and writing. Kettlewell continues to publish that column for the Rapid City Journal. Also, he has just finished and published a book of the same name and theme.
In addition to publishing his nature images in other well-known publications such as the Smithsonian Magazine, the Discovery Magazine, the Natural History Magazine, etc., Kettlewell has also published two general audience books about the wildlife and landscapes of the region entitled Black Hills Impressions and South Dakota Wildlife Impressions. Both of these books have gone into multiple printings.
Kettlewellâ€™s other books include Pronghorn Babies! â€“ a childrenâ€™s book about a day in the life of a pronghorn fawn â€“ and another general audience book about a year in the pronghornsâ€™ life entitled A Pronghorn Year. This book includes 102 pictures along with several stories, also written by Kettlewell.
Produced by Farcountry Press, all of these books are available in major bookstores such as Barnes & Noble and on the Amazon network as well as national and state park bookstores throughout the nation.